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Backsplash Match with Kitchen?

Posted by BBdude (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 16, 13 at 8:17

Hey all,

Just replaced the appliances (matching microwave coming soon). I know nothing about matching a backsplash with the rest of the kitchen. Any thoughts on what would look nice with our granite and cabinets and how high up should it go on the window above the sink?

We will eventually be painting the kitchen a much lighter neutral color, replaces the gold cabinet hardware with brushed nickel, and replacing the light linoleum with darker pergo wood flooring (not sure how that will jive with the cabinets, but that's another discussion altogether).

Thanks in advance for any help and advice!


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RE: Backsplash Match with Kitchen?

My kitchen has a very similar layout. Here is what we did. I also think my backsplash, or something similar would work for you.


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RE: Backsplash Match with Kitchen?

More than anything else, your kitchen needs better lighting. Under cabinet lighting will put the light directly on your work surface, as well as cast a warming glow to the space. You also need some recessed lights to brighten up the dark wood surfaces and to give better general lighting. A nice pendant above the island instead of a central flush fixture would be the finishing touch. Once you can see all of the colors and details that are in your kitchen, you will be able to appropriately choose a backsplash that will look good with all of the different elements. Poor lighting changes the color perception of many things.


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RE: Backsplash Match with Kitchen?

I would pick out one of the colors in your granite and match to that...looks like it would be the gold/creamy yellow beige family..... If you have some sample granite take it with you tile shopping and bring home samples to see how they look in your lighting.....after the BS is in pick a coordinating color for the walls.


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RE: Backsplash Match with Kitchen?

I'm not sure you need a backsplash. You already have the four inch backsplash.
I would just change the paint color to be more on tone with your granite.


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RE: Backsplash Match with Kitchen?

Usually this board is great with backsplash suggestions.


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RE: Backsplash Match with Kitchen?

Teachertile: yours look great and seems like something similar would work for the OP. But, I agree to get some UCL first and see what you think at that point.


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RE: Backsplash Match with Kitchen?

Backsplashes are relatively permanent and expensive. If you already know you want to paint the walls a lighter neutral, I think that (and the ucl) should happen first or at the same time. I think teachertile's looks so nice because the paint and backsplash are working with the counter.


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